Parallel 45
joe@parallel45.org

Joseph Beyer

Joe is the Executive Director of Parallel 45 Theatre. Before joining P45 in 2021, Beyer served as Executive Director of Michigan Legacy Art Park, a thirty-acre outdoor sculpture experience and nonprofit cultural organization located at Crystal Mountain Resort. He relocated to his native Michigan from Los Angeles in 2018, and briefly worked as Executive Director to the Traverse City Film Festival, and then later as Director of Audience Engagement and Brand Strategy to My North Media.

Beyer was a staffer to the nonprofit Sundance Institute for more than 14 years, lastly as Director of Digital Initiatives where he led creative development and operations of digital content and special Institute projects. Later, he joined The Redford Center as Director of Marketing and Distribution.

In a career devoted almost exclusively to nonprofits and connecting audiences to new work, Beyer’s first experiences and original love for the arts came through live theatre. He was a longtime member of the award-winning Holland High School theatre department, spent summers working with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and later studied at the acclaimed University of Evansville BFA theatre program in Indiana, The Chautauqua Institute in New York, and was a three-time student company member of The New Harmony Project, a development center in new works for stage and film.

Locally he volunteers on the Traverse City Arts Commission Art Selection Panel, the Collection Committee of the Dennos Museum Center and for Up North Pride events.

Summit Speakers

Ted Alan

Sarah Bearup-Neal

Joseph Beyer

Jeff “Jabo” Bihlman

Holly T. Bird

Lisa Craig Brisson

Stephanie Coate

Trey Devey

Caitlin Early

Liz Erlewine

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Eric Hemenway

Camille Hoisington

Kim Kelderhouse

Amanda Kik

Bill & Sue Klco

Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Mercedes Michalowski

Katherine Luellen

Nancy McRay

Jill O’Neil

Peter Payette

Deb Polich

Rick Schmitt

Lisa Marie Tobin

Xavier Verna

Vester Waters

Alison Watson

Brent Whitney

Kristi Wodek

Summit Speakers

Ted Alan

Sarah Bearup-Neal

Joseph Beyer

Jeff “Jabo” Bihlman

Holly T. Bird

Lisa Craig Brisson

Stephanie Coate

Trey Devey

Caitlin Early

Liz Erlewine

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Eric Hemenway

Camille Hoisington

Kim Kelderhouse

Amanda Kik

Bill & Sue Klco

Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Mercedes Michalowski

Katherine Luellen

Nancy McRay

Jill O’Neil

Peter Payette

Deb Polich

Rick Schmitt

Lisa Marie Tobin

Xavier Verna

Vester Waters

Alison Watson

Brent Whitney

Kristi Wodek

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